Paul Giamatti

Actor
Prior to becoming one of the more unlikely leading men in Hollywood, actor Paul Giamatti made a career out of playing comic foils and repressed loners constantly on the verge of exploding with rage. Giamatti first ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1967 in Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (101)

Billions 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Downsizing 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

April and the Extraordinary World 2016 (Movie)

Pizoni (Voice)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Morgan 2016 (Movie)

Dr. Alan Shapiro (Actor)

Ratchet & Clank 2016 (Movie)

Drek (Voice)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Little Prince 2016 (Movie)

The Teacher (Voice)

The Phenom 2016 (Movie)

Dr. Mobley (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Love & Mercy 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Eugene Landy (Actor)

Madame Bovary 2015 (Movie)

Monsieur Homais (Actor)

One Cut, One Life 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

River of Fundament 2015 (Movie)

Ptah-Nem-Hotep (Actor)

San Andreas 2015 (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

Straight Outta Compton 2015 (Movie)

Jerry Heller (Actor)

Downton Abbey 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ernest & Celestine 2014 (Movie)

Rat Judge (Voice)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 (Movie)

Aleksei Sytsevich (Actor)

The Congress 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Barker (Actor)

12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

Freeman (Actor)

All is Bright 2013 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

John Dies at the End 2013 (Movie)

Arnie Blondestone (Actor)

Parkland 2013 (Movie)

Abraham Zapruder (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

Friar Lawrence (Actor)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

Chet (Voice)

Cosmopolis 2012 (Movie)

Benno Levin (Actor)

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Prohibition 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

Paul Gill (Actor)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Ironclad 2011 (Movie)

King John (Actor)

The Daily Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Kingsley (Actor)

The Ides of March 2011 (Movie)

Tom Duffy (Actor)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

Mike Flaherty (Actor)

30 Rock 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

Barney Panofsky (Actor)

Cold Souls 2009 (Movie)

Paul Giamatti (Actor)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Richard Garsik (Actor)

The Last Station 2009 (Movie)

Vladimir Chertkov (Actor)

John Adams 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Fred Claus 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Dr. Satan (Actor)

Trumbo 2008 (Movie)

Dalton Trumbo (Actor)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

Nick (Santa) Claus (Actor)

Shoot 'em Up 2007 (Movie)

Hertz (Actor)

The Hawk is Dying 2007 (Movie)

George Gattling (Actor)

The Nanny Diaries 2007 (Movie)

Mr. X (Actor)

Lady in the Water 2006 (Movie)

Cleveland Heep (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Pretty Bird 2006 (Movie)

Curt (Actor)

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Stan Beals (Actor)

The Illusionist 2006 (Movie)

Inspector Uhl (Actor)

Asterix and the Vikings 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Asterix (Actor)

Cinderella Man 2005 (Movie)

Joe Gould (Actor)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Tim the Gate Guard (Voice)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sideways 2004 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

Harvey Pekar (Actor)

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Gordo (Actor)

Paycheck 2003 (Movie)

Shorty (Actor)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Marty Wolf (Actor)

Storytelling 2002 (Movie)

Toby Oxman (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

Limbo (Actor)

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

Johnson J. Johnson (Actor)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

Todd Woods--Salesman (Actor)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

Bob Zmuda (Actor)

Arresting Gena 1998 (Movie)

Detective Wilson (Actor)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

Veal Chop (Actor)

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

Sergeant Hill (Actor)

The Break 1998 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

The Negotiator 1998 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

Control Room Director (Actor)

Tourist Trap 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

Professor Abbot (Actor)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

FBI Technician (Actor)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

Bellman (Actor)

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Breathing Room 1996 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Aphrodite 1995 (Movie)

Extras Guild Researcher (Actor)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

Kissing Man (Actor)

I'll Take Romance 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Past Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Screw-On Head (TV Show)

Voice

The Goon (Movie)

Frankie (Voice)

The Pentagon Papers (TV Show)

Actor

Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor

Winchell (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Outsiders 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

All is Bright 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

John Dies at the End 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pretty Bird 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

("Here I Go Again") (Song Performer)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Hello, It's Me") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

Breakthrough (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Prior to becoming one of the more unlikely leading men in Hollywood, actor Paul Giamatti made a career out of playing comic foils and repressed loners constantly on the verge of exploding with rage. Giamatti first grabbed the public's attention with his vitriolic performance as Kenny - a.k.a. Pig Vomit - Howard Stern's nemesis in "Private Parts" (1997), before quickly developing into the go-to guy for a director looking for an everyman-type actor who could convincingly project simmering intensity. His sour yet endearing performance as bitter comic book writer Harvey Pekar in the offbeat biopic, "American Splendor" (2003) did much to put him on the mainstream moviegoer's radar. But it was with his highly-lauded performance in the surprise hit "Sideways" (2004), that Giamatti vaulted to the A-list as a kind of unlikely leading man, a leap that made the comfortable character actor a bit unsettled. With award-worthy performances in "John Adams" (HBO, 2008) and "Barney's Version" (2010), Giamatti became one of those rare actors capable of excelling in both leading and supporting roles, allowing him the freedom to oscillate between big budget fare and small indie films, while developing a reputation as one of the most mesmerizing performers of his time.

Relationships

Elizabeth Giamatti Producer

Wife
Married Oct. 13, 1997

Angelo Giamatti

Father
Yale University professor who later became president of the university Also served as president in 1986 and later commissioner of Major League Baseball Died 1989 at age 51

Marcus Giamatti Actor

Brother

Toni Giamatti

Mother
Taught at Hopkins School in Connecticut

Samuel Giamatti

Son
Born 2001; mother, Elizabeth Giamatti

Elena Giamatti

Sister
Younger

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1989
Attended with fellow actors Ron Livingston and Edward Norton

Choate Rosemary Hall

Wallingford , Connecticut 1985

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
Attended the Yale School of Drama

Milestones

2013

Part of the ensemble cast of the period drama "12 Years a Slave"

2013

Played the friar in "Romeo & Juliet"

2012

Appeared in comedy horror "John Dies at the End"

2012

Cast alongside Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages"

2012

Featured in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"

2011

Made a cameo in "The Hangover Part II"

2011

Starred as a high school wrestling coach in the sports themed drama "Win Win"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

2011

Co-starred in "The Ides of March" with George Clooney, who also directed, co-wrote and produced

2011

Portrayed Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke in HBO's "Too Big to Fail"

2010

Cast in the title role in "Barney's Version," a Canadian drama based on the novel of the same name

2009

Portrayed Tolstoy's trusted follower Vladimir Chertkov in "The Last Station," starring Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy

2008

Played the title role in the seven part HBO miniseries "John Adams"

2007

Portrayed Santa Claus in the comedy "Fred Claus," co-starring Vince Vaughn as his disgruntled older brother

2006

Portrayed the shrewd Chief Inspector Uhl in Neil Burger's "The Illusionist"

2006

Cast as the lead in M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller "Lady in the Water"

2005

Portrayed manager/trainer Joe Gould opposite Russell Crowe in "Cinderella Man"

2004

Played Miles Faymond, a divorced struggling writer in Alexander Payne's "Sideways"

2003

Cast opposite Ben Affleck in John Woo's "Paycheck"

2003

Played the lead role in the Harvey Pekar biopic "American Splendor"

2002

Cast as a film producer in "Big Fat Liar" opposite Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes

2001

Provided comic relief as the ape who trafficks in humans in Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes"

1999

Played Jimmy Tomorrow in the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh"

1999

Played Kaufman's creative partner Bob Zmuda in the Andy Kaufman biopic "Man on the Moon," directed by Miloš Forman

1998

Portrayed Civil War veteran Jeremiah Piper in ABC's "Tourist Trap"

1998

Appeared as the Control Room Director in Peter Weir's "The Truman Show"

1997

Featured as an FBI Technician in Mike Newell's "Donnie Brasco"

1997

Played the spineless brother in the Broadway production of "The Three Sisters"

1997

Breakthrough role, playing Kenny 'Pig Vomit' Rushton, Stern's antagonistic program director at WNBC in the film adaptation of Howard Stern's "Private Parts"

1996

Appeared opposite brother Marcus in the off-Broadway play "The Blues Are Running"

1995

Had a small role in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite"

1992

Made feature debut in Cameron Crowe's "Singles"

1992

Played a supporting role opposite Rutger Hauer in the USA Network thriller "Past Midnight"

1990

Made acting debut in the ABC TV-movie "I'll Take Romance"

Bonus Trivia

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His two middle names were for each of his grandfathers, Valentine Giamatti and Edward Smith.

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